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‘Far From the Tree’: A Harried Raccoon Confronts the Challenges of Parenting

Writer/director Natalie Nourigat and producer Ruth Strother talk about their all-new animated short screening with Disney’s animated musical, ‘Encanto,’ which opens today in theaters.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to ‘The Sneak Song’ From Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 12:43pm

Along with Netflix’s November 24 global premiere of the venerable stop-motion studio’s charming musical holiday special comes Lakeshore Records’ original soundtrack release, featuring music by The Bookshop Band.

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Baobab Studios Releases Trailer and Images for Erick Oh’s ‘NAMOO’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 9:13am

The Oscar-nominated director’s new animated short, a narrative poem inspired by the passing of his grandfather, follows the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life; special presentations and screenings, with Baobab founders and Oh, are set for November 18-20 at the CTN Animation eXpo, in-person and online.

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What Does the Unity – Weta Digital Deal Mean for the VFX Industry?

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:55pm

DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra weighs in on what he calls a ‘landmark agreement’ that will fuel the progression and application of new production tools, technology, and workflows in areas such as movies, TV, games, metaverses, VR, and theme park rides.

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Netflix Drops ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Anthology Series First Look Images

Nexus Studios’ dark comedy about a house and the surreal tales surrounding people who lived there premieres on the streamer January 14.     

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Disney+ Unveils Extensive New Project Slate as it Celebrates 2 Years of Streaming

Streamer debuts dozens of first looks, new trailers, and exclusive clips from projects across The Walt Disney Company’s studios as it marks its first two years of operations; new animated series coming include ‘Frozen’ spin-off ‘Olaf Presents,’ ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,’ and Pixar’s ‘Win or Lose.’

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LatinX in Animation Announces First LXiA Spark Animation Grant

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 15, 2021 at 9:33am

Sponsored by Netflix, the program will award two emerging independent Latinx animation filmmakers with money, mentorship, and support for production on an animated short film; submissions now being accepted through December 10.

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HBO Max Releases ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Season 3 Trailer

Arriving just in time for Thanksgiving, an all-new, antic-filled season with Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and other famous characters hits the streamer November 25.

You’re Not Alone in Your Anxiety ANIMATIONWorld

‘Demi’s Panic’ Encourages Moving Past PTSD… Even in a Pandemic

For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.

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Animated Short ‘On/Off’ Shows the Strength of Structure in Creativity

Director Nicolás P. Villarreal’s award-winning, Oscar-qualified 2D film celebrates how discipline and focus are important qualities people usually need to achieve their dreams.

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Nomint Creates 'Chilling' Spot for WWF’s Arctic Programme

Taking a year to produce, the emotionally and technically challenging stop-motion commercial uses nothing but ice as a visual metaphor of global warming’s devastation; advert launch coincides with the start of the global COP26 summit.

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SCAD Savannah Film Festival Announces 2021 Winners

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:11pm

‘The Mechanical Dancer,’ ‘A Tiny Tale,’ and ‘The Ocean Duck’ take top animated short honors at the 24th annual event; 29 films were awarded from 104 chosen to compete across a host of categories.  

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Izabela Plucińska: Changing Fate with Your Own Hands

The Polish stop-motion animator discusses working with plasticine and her most recent, and challenging production about a bulimic and perverted man who obsessively identifies his lost love with his left foot.

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‘Kapaemahu’ Expands with Book, Exhibition and Documentary Film

A series of projects will soon arrive based on the celebrated, award-winning 2D short about the long-suppressed, centuries-old story of Waikiki’s mysterious four-boulder monument to the gentle people, both male and female in mind and body, who brought science and healing to the island.

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Shortnitemares Festival Coming to Fortnite

Just in time for Halloween, the third edition of Fortnite’s hugely popular Short Nite film festival features 7 ‘spooktacular’ animated shorts screening continuously from October 28 - November 1; ‘The Eye’ and ‘We Will Be Monsters’ to make their world premieres.

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24 HOURS 2021 Animation Contest Winners Announced

The competition challenges student teams to create a 30 second film; 208 teams submitted films, with 7 teams winning prize packs worth over $200k.  

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2021 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were presented by Oscar-winning filmmaker and 1992 Student Academy Award winner Pete Docter at a virtual ceremony now available to view.

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Six Point Harness Tapped for ‘The Great Wolf Pack’ Animated Feature

Chris Bailey and the L.A.-based animation studio sign on to bring Great Wolf Resort’s reimagined woodland characters to life in the company’s inaugural film set for release in Summer 2022; voice cast also announced.

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Light and Dark Beautifully Collide in Yen Strange’s ‘Go Away’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:57pm

We Made A Thing Studios animates the Moruya-born artist’s new single, a story that transforms sadness and angst into a shimmering emo-anthem of hope and acceptance.

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Hornet Adds Director Sarah Beth Morgan

Known for her bold but nuanced work, the Portland-based illustrator employs a narrative-first conceptual storytelling style; her ‘Between the Lines’ animated short, currently in progress, deals with the scarring experience of schoolgirl bullying – check out the trailer.

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Call for Entries: 24 HOURS Animation Contest

Don’t miss this great competition where student teams create a 30 second film on a given theme in a designated 24 hours; registration deadline is October 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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Netflix Drops ‘Robin Robin’ Official Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8:43am

Aardman’s charming stop-motion holiday special, featuring puppets made from felt and starring Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant, hits the streamer November 24.

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Sesame Workshop Expands Autism Initiative, Releases ‘Backyard Camping’ Video with Exceptional Minds

‘See Amazing in All Children’ effort helps families build new routines, increase flexibility, and cope with the challenges of change during turbulent times; new animated short features Julia, Sesame Street’s 4-year-old Muppet with autism, written, produced and animated by artists on the spectrum.

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Manchester Animation Festival Reveals Program Line-Up

The 7th edition returns as a hybrid event offering content online and in person November 14-30; new events include a keynote by the BBC’s Patricia Hidalgo and a feature film competition showcasing 4 international filmmakers.

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